CBRNe Detection & Identification – Progeny ResQ by Rigaku

Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman provides emergency responders, law enforcement agencies and the military with the industry’s most comprehensive tool for chemical identification, CBRNe detection, and narcotics classification in a fast and simple handheld form. Progeny ResQ provides users with confidence to:

  • Detect explosive threats quickly and accurately in harsh environments
  • Identify a wide range of narcotics and illegal drugs including those that are colored or found in colored packaging
  • Respond to suspicious hazardous materials that risk public safety

Differentiated from traditional handheld and portable Raman systems, Progeny ResQ utilizes unique 1064nm laser excitation. The 1064nm advantage overcomes sample-induced fluorescence interference, allowing operators to identify many real-world compounds (including those that are colored or found in colored packaging) that were previously “invisible” to older generation systems.

Progeny ResQ Raman CBRNe Detection & Identification

Rapid and accurate CBRNe identification and detection are critical as emerging chemical and explosive threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated. The internet now provides easier access to materials and recipes used for manufacturing threats which are the leading cause of the evolved nature of threats. In addition, history has proven that criminals have discovered ways to evade detection devices to avoid getting caught. Now more than ever, incident response and mitigation teams risk their lives when facing suspicious packages and vehicles that may present an explosive threat.

It is therefore critical that all responders are equipped with the most current and advanced CBRNe identification and detection systems that enable rapid detection of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), improvised explosive devices (IED), home-made explosives (HME) and other credible threats on-scene in order to make life-saving decisions and catch criminals without delays or uncertainty. Having a single device that simultaneously monitors at-scene chemical identification scans and alerts the user of a potential recipe for creating a more advanced threat truly expands incident response capabilities.

Progeny ResQ Chemical Detection System

Handheld Raman and FTIR are popular CBRNe detection systems. However, sample related issues like moisture or fluorescence interference can inhibit detection of impure or “Dirty” substances typically found in emerging threats. Because handheld Raman and FTIR are known detection technologies, criminals have found ways to “defeat the device.”

That was before Progeny ResQ handheld Raman with 4C Technology.

Progeny ResQ 4C combines two essential threat mitigation capabilities, rapid positive chemical identification at the touch of a button and alerting of emerging threats throughout the duration of the incident, providing trustworthy and reliable results that enable teams to make informed decisions with confidence.

  • Largest standard library including CWA, explosives and TICs/TIMs
  • MIL-STD-810G certified rugged for unpredictable harsh environments
  • Suitable for use while wearing M3-type protective suits
  • Simple navigation and single-handed use


Mode of Operation

Handheld, with optional docking station

Efficiently identify threats at the point of need Includes measurement delay timer (up to 10 minutes) for additional safety

Excitation Wavelength


Measure a broader range of substances

Output Power  

up to 490 mW adjustable laser excitation power

Allows for customization of analysis parameters to obtain most accurate analysis of specific materials

Graphical User Interface

Touchscreen and softkeys

Smartphone-inspired with bright, touchscreen display or large button navigation for protective glove use

Digital Camera                             


Record sample evidence and store with analysis

Reporting Capabilities                  


Immediate PDF generation and transfer of results with camera images

Included Standard Library



Up to 13,000 compounds including CWA, explosives, TIC/TIM, narcotics

User-Created Library


Easily adaptable for new, emerging threats into custom library; export  to share with other Progeny ResQ users worldwide

Threat Recipe Alerts with 4C™ Technology


Expands incident response by warning users of potential dangerous combinations

Data Transfer


Transfer results via WiFi or USB

Operating Temperature

-20 to 50°C intermittent,

+40°C continuous



MIL-810-G, IP-68



14.4V Li-ion, 3100mAH, > 5H

Long-lasting charge with options for a recharger or docking station for 24/7 operation

External Power

100~240VAC, 50-60Hz, +18V DC, 2.5A



29.9cm x 8.1cm x 7.4cm

(11.8in x 3.2in x 2.9in)

Allows for single-hand operation


~1.6kg (3.7lbs)



24 months


Industry Regulation Compliance 

SWGDRUG Category A technique for presumptive testing FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

Click Here to download the Progeny ResQ Spec Sheet

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